Wendy and Lucy (2008)
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A brave performance by Michelle Williams of a woman trying to survive in a fundamentally cruel and unfair world. I disagree with an earlier poster who said that the film lacked powerful moments.
Director Kelly Reichardt is very good at framing powerful moments at a very human scale. There's a powerful moment about halfway through the film where Wendy calls her sister for connection, only to be coldly rebuffed. That's essentially the scale this film goes for, not performances filled with bombastic histrionics.
I really love this style of film-making.
A fine little film. More like a long short.
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This movie ranks #36 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Films Directed by Women
This movie ranks #146 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
This movie ranks #158 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
This movie ranks #963 in The New York Times's Book of Movies